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Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

4 weeks ago

Steam discounts all things Japanese for Golden Week

It's the first day of Golden Week in Japan, and while that may not mean much to those in English-speaking territories, it's one of the nation's biggest holidays. As Valve never miss an excuse for a sale, that means that there's some great deals on games from Japanese developers and publishers. If visual novels, fighting games or JRPGs are your thing, there's some good stuff…

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2 months ago

Zero Escape director Uchikoshi gets weird with AI: The Somnium Files in July

Why, yes, that is a polar bear about to saw an anime girl in half, because that's what happens when Zero Escape director Kotaro Uchikoshi is no longer restrained to the waking world. AI: The Somnium Files is his next game, developed by Spike Chunsoft, and now has a July 26th release date on PC. It's a sci-fi mystery that seems vaguely inspired by oddball…

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8 months ago

Feature: There is no escape

Have You Played… Zero Escape: The Nonary Games?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a visual novel in possession of a good plot must be in want of at least half a dozen grizzly murders, a dollop of deep philosophy lectures, time travel and lots and lots of escape-the-room puzzles. After all, simply clicking your way through a story one text box at a time is BORING and TEDIOUS and not at…

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11 months ago

Zero Escape director reveals AI: The Somnium Files

Kotaro Uchikoshi, the director of the first and third Zero Escape games, has revealed his next murderous mystery during Spike Chunsoft's panel at Anime Expo 2018. AI: The Somnium Files is a visual novel adventure doodad about a detective with a roboeye who will travel into people's memories as he hunts a serial killer. The game is still largely under wraps, but apparently a core…

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3 years ago

Zero Zero Zero: 999 And Virtue’s Last Reward On PC

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is "a fitting end to the trilogy's story arc and – animation aside – it's an excellent way to spend a few evenings," is Wot Kate Gray Thought of the gruesome escape room visual novel. Which made it jolly weird that this is actually the first game of the trilogy to receive a PC release, and this is very much…

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999 And Sequel Virtue’s Last Reward Coming To PC

I suppose it seems inevitable in retrospect. Just last week "decision game" Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma launched on PC alongside its 3DS release, and now this week comes news that its two predecessors 999: Nine Persons, Nine Hours, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward are both being ported to PC.

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